Attention foodies and travel lovers, here we present an amazing opportunity to eat your way across Italy! The Old Vine Cafe along with The Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts would like you and your loved one to travel in fine dining style through the Splendors of South Italy. This is a 10 day small group tour from January 2-12, guided by two notable chefs, Chef Mark McDonald from Old Vine Cafe and John Nocita from the Italian Culinary Institute in Calabria. Since Chef Nocita is from this region, he will provide a genuine experience of the local culture. Think of it as a stop along your honeymoon, or your destination, this trip is absolutely to die for!
This incredible edible vacation starts in Calabria, considered the birthplace of wine in modern Europe, where you will visit and have dinner at an award winning winery. The next day consists of hands-on cooking lessons with which your dinner will be hand cooked by you! For the next few days you will eat at an organic farm, many local restaurants and have free time in the city of Terracotta to see the sites and on day six, you will travel to Sicily, eat and play for a few days and get in a few traditional meals. You will be sure to get in your cannoli and gelato fixes!
The trip is $3,500 per person, not including airfare. The price includes: nine nights at three and four star hotels in Calabria and Sicily, breakfast every day, seven lunches, six dinners and speaking guides throughout the trip. E-mail Katie for more information on this unique and exciting opportunity to eat your way across Italy!